Here are your @andrewwinn stats for this week’s #HLSrecap — 290+ tweets from 151 contributors, with 61 first-timers making the cut this week. We now have nearly 500 unique contributors to at least one #HLSrecap this year. As you know, each week we present the following highly-coveted (and yet totally arbitrary) accolades:
- Brick Helmet Stickers
- #HLSrecap Top 25
- #HLSrecap MVP
Be sure to read about this week’s #HLSrecap Celebrity Guest Editor.
Here now is our Athletic Director, @FakeSwarbrick, who appealed to Touchdown Jesus to cancel tomorrow’s game on account of too much snow, but accidentally said “Buffalo” instead of “South Bend”.
Brick Helmet Stickers
Do any of you remember the television show Hee Haw?
Follow me here for a minute.
That long-running show about rednecks with guitars regularly did a skit where some shabbily dressed hillbillies would sit around and sing about their miserable lives. And they sang a little tune that went something like this:
Gloom, despair, and agony on me
Deep, dark depression, excessive misery
If it weren’t for bad luck, I’d have no luck at all
Gloom, despair, and agony on me.
That’s our new post-loss drinking song. At least it’s mine because I can’t get out of my head.
Northwestern, folks. North-$@&*#-western. Even if BK had not gone for two and we had scratched out a one point win, I don’t think we’d have much to be proud of. This team is a long way off from being championship caliber.
Unlike this week’s #BrickHelmetSticker recipients. There is something about a loss that brings out the best of our worst because we are a pretty funny bunch when the Irish are losing. Like last week it was tough to whittle down the list of possible recipients to something manageable, so again I’m handing out more than I normally would. But these folks earned it and, by God, we all need some sunshine in a life filled with gloom, despair, and agony.
Now, onto the quantitative measures. This is just as it sounds — each week, whoever has the most number of tweets that make the final cut will be awarded the #HLSrecap MVP Award and the recipient of a jug and a couple drinking glasses from Indiana Whiskey.
Before we give a standing ovation to @andrewwinn for his stellar job of assembling both the #HLSrecap (he’s definitely not the cause of the loss…is he?) and the stats, let’s check in on whom he bestowed MVP status…
Your MVP winner for the Northwestern game is @PootND with 13 tweets.
Past 2014 #HLSrecap MVPs
- Arizona State: @oaknd1 (19)
- Navy: @HLS_NDtex (5.5)
- Florida State: @OptimisticDomer (10)
- North Carolina: @HoosIrish (3)
- Stanford: @FatherSorin (10)
- Syracuse: @IrishMoonJ and @HoosIrish (6)
- Purdue: @PDXirish (13)
- Michigan: @SupermanTDJesus (9)
- Rice: @andrewwinn and @IrishMoonJ (5)
#wHLSkey Fine Print
You’re only eligible to win #wHLSkey once per season. If you’ve already won, this week’s most prolific #HLSrecap contributor who hasn’t won will receive the Indiana Whiskey swag. In case of a tie, it will go to the highest-ranked in the overall season rankings.
#HLSrecap Celebrity Guest Editor is @lluckoftheirish
Oak gets MVP and ND loses to Arizona State. Poot gets MVP and we lose to Northwestern. Molly, be judicious in your edits…this fanbase can’t take much more trolling.
#HLSrecap Top 25
As a reminder, @andrewwinn awards one point for each tweet that makes it in; 1/2 point if someone else retweets/quotes/modifies your tweet and it’s included. The Twitter Ranking Of Leprechaun Legion (T.R.O.L.L.) Scale is awarded arbitrarily.
2014 Cumulative Rankings
Also receiving votes: @Danny_Concannon, @eTruth_Irish, @CBusIrish, @pburnsOFD, @KeithArnold.
Click here for the Complete Game-by-Game #HLSrecap Recap Appendix.